We are living in a time of great transition for digital romance.
A new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, released Monday, found that 59 percent of American Internet users believe that “online dating is a good way to meet people,” a 14-point jump since 2005.
People create profiles, which they fill with basic physical and personality traits in the hope of getting matched up with someone who is looking for that particular mix, while hoping that they find satisfaction themselves in the person concerned.
It's rare for this to be the only thing a website will want its users to do, though.
That’s just not how human relationships work—not on the Internet and not off.
That’s particularly true for the 54 percent of online daters who have encountered a match they felt “seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile.” We all know that the Internet can be a powerful tool for connecting people, so why do these sites still carry some stigma?
According to , 11 percent of American adults have enrolled in an online dating service. Online dating sites and dating apps enjoy widespread popularity, and not just among young adults.
If you're a baby boomer, you're just as likely to be an online dater as a young adult.
”That’s what you’re thinking, but what does it say about you that a pm phone call is plenty of notice for a pm dinner date.
Consider Match.com, an online dating industry pioneer. Around that time, only 14 percent of American adults were internet users.
Today, about 95 percent of Americans, or 304.1 million people, are online, and many are surfing the Web for dates and mates.
It makes lots of sense in the jungle, but focusing your attention like a laser beam on a potential relationship partner can spell doom.
Desperate daters are scared that they are going to be dumped.